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Recycle festival is free for community

Keep Phoenix Beautiful is bringing back its popular “I Recycle Phoenix Festival” from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Christown Spectrum Mall, behind the Walmart on 15th Avenue just south of Bethany Home Road. The event is to help Valley residents safely recycle unwanted home items, including old magazines, office supplies, gently used household items, gently loved toys, and more.

Through its partnerships with the City of Phoenix’s Public Works Department and other local organizations, Keep Phoenix Beautiful will accept a variety of items taking up space in homes, offices, closets, drawers and garages.

Books, toys, clothing, art supplies will be donated to local nonprofits, such as Treasures 4 Teachers. Cell phones will be donated to the Verizon Hope Line. St. Vincent de Paul will also conduct a Food Drive for canned and non-perishable food items. Electronics will be accepted by Westech Recyclers and residents can bring documents to be shredded as well. Up to five banker boxes of documents will be shred for free.

Items that will not be accepted include CRT TVs and monitors, single-use batteries, fluorescent tubes, and light bulbs. Household hazardous waste items such as paint, tires and chemicals will also not be accepted.

A complete list of accepted items is available at For more information, call 602-262-4820.


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